John Hussian was a respected and knowledgeable member of Philadelphia's art community and a lecturer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At the end of World War II, returning veterans and many civilians were searching for colleges to help them build new careers. Because of his reputation and unique knowledge of both Commercial and Fine Arts, the principles of the art museum convinced John Hussian to found The Hussian School of Art in 1946.
Both disciplines remained an integral part of the curriculum until the early 1960s when, because of its excellent reputation and administrative integrity, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Veterans Administration suggested The College focus solely on Commercial Art.
Since then the institution has continued to grow and achieve professional recognition. The College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (“ACCSC”), and is also active in the regional professional art community. In 1979, we were approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer an Associates in Specialized Technology Degree. In 1996, we introduced our first web class and now incorporate digital media courses and the latest technology into all of our concentrations.
In September 2014, The College first offered the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art on the Philadelphia campus. In October 2014, The College opened a Los Angeles, California branch campus, called Hussian College In Studio Los Angeles, formerly Studio School, with programs in art, acting, contemporary musical theatre+film, film+digital content, commercial dance, and entrepreneurship.
In January 2015, The College received final approvals from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to change the institution name from “Hussian School of Art” to “Hussian College.”
In 2017, we moved to our new 33,000 square-foot home in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia.
An unrelenting commitment to excellence that reinforces academic success, personal significance, and prepares students for service in their communities.
Be a preferred source of graduates for leading employers
Have an active alumni network
Be a valued contributor to and supporter of our communities
Consistently delight our students
Be a source of excellence in academic programming and student services
Be an employer of choice
Inspire students to be unrelenting in the pursuit of their goals
The Core Values of the College are: Selflessness, Dedication, Responsibility, Excellence, Innovation, and Integrity.
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Life's a journey, and every story is different. Whether you're straight out of high school, changing careers, or just took a break, our programs meet you where you're at with associates and bachelor of fine arts degrees, certificate training, and online or in-person options.
Our small class sizes and quality instructors provide passion, guidance, and experience in your field.
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